We went in Sunday afternoon and found a full house. Space is limited in their seating area so it might be difficult to find a table if you decide to stay in, especially on the weekend. You can already tell it's a popular gathering spot for catch-ups over coffee and cake.
Prices are on par with other bakeries around town and considering their presentation and quality of goods, quite reasonable. The only thing I noticed is that their cakes and tarts are on the daintier side.
Éclairs seem to be one of their signature items, considering that they have six varieties on any given day. When we went, the flavours were classic, black forest, pistachio, mango lime, tiramisu, and passionfruit. We went for a tiramisu éclair ($4.00) with Kahlua tiramisu filling, and a mango lime éclair ($4.00) with mango curd and housemade mango jelly.
The choux pastry is thin and narrow, which means they're limited on how much filling can be piped inside. That, combined with the generous dusting of cocoa powder, made the tiramisu éclair a bit dry to eat. The mango lime éclair was definitely my favourite of the two, as the flavour was nice and bright from the lime.
La Boule is a welcome and beautifully refined addition to the dessert and pastry scene in Edmonton. I foresee many more visits to them in the future and I'm excited to see them as they grow.